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Some Of What I Need to Know, I Learned from my Uncle Jeff

Last week, my uncle died. The details of how and when aren’t as important to me as the simple fact that it was way too early. Jeff had a major impact on my life, and having had time to grieve a little and say good-bye, my thoughts have turned to how I might honor the […]

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And I, afraid to sleep…

The clock chimed midnight almost an hour ago and here I sit. I know that I should be in bed. I am aware of my body’s need for sleep, but quite simply: I am afraid. I am afraid to be alone with myself tonight. The previous four hours have been filled with television and useless internet distractions. I’ve been feeding my mind cotton candy and lollipops in the vain hope it will dull the ache I am feeling.

Last night, my uncle had some sort of cardiac event.